Fresh appeal to trace murder victim’s laptop and laptop bag
2:40pm 9th May 2012
North Yorkshire Police have issued a fresh appeal to help trace a laptop and laptop bag belonging to Whitby murder victim Julie Davison.
Officers investigating Julie’s murder two weeks ago on Wednesday 25th April 2012, are urging residents in the Leeds area to contact them if they have been offered a silver and black Toshiba laptop for sale since 26th April.
The laptop is described as a Toshiba C660/C660D, it is silver on the outside with a Toshiba logo across the centre and black inside. The laptop bag is a Texet make in black with thin white piping on the front.
Anyone who has been offered a Toshiba laptop or a similar laptop bag or believes they have bought or acquired the computer without knowing its origins, is asked to contact the police urgently.
PICTURED: Murder victim Julie Davison
Detective Chief Inspector Steve Smith, who is heading the North Yorkshire investigation into Julie's murder, said:
"Tracing the missing laptop and laptop bag is very important to the murder investigation and our desire to secure justice for Julie Davison and her loved ones.
“We are appealing to members of the public, market traders and second hand shop owners in the Leeds area who may have been offered the laptop computer or laptop bag, to get in touch with the police as a matter of urgency.
“Even if you didn't buy it, but have been offered a Toshiba laptop for sale or know where the Texet laptop bag is, please make contact without delay."
Anyone with any information is asked to call Cleveland Police on 101.
If you prefer, you can pass information on without giving your name to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
PICTURED: The model of laptop and laptop case:
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